PO Box 523, Station B,
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5P6

PO Box 523, Station B, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5P6


Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Before Bytown: Uncovering our region's ancient past

Afternoon Series
The Entrance of the Rideau Canal, Ottawa, 1833. Watercolour by Lieutenant Henry Pooley.

Guest Speaker

Jean-Luc Pilon, Adjunct Professor of Sociology & Anthropology, Carleton University, Former Curator of Central Archeology, Canadian Museum of History


Bits and pieces of this complex puzzle have surfaced over the past century and half – only to disappear into the dark and cavernous vaults of museums. Yet, many of these imprecisely located finds, along with detailed notes, combined with new knowledge gained from more than 25 years of research carried out at the mouth of the Gatineau River, begin to shed a fascinating light on the thousands of years of history that came before the forests of the Anishinabe Algonquin were felled by unrelenting European axes.

Join Dr. Jean-Luc Pilon as he shares this thrilling journey of discovery with us.

PLUS! We have also invited representatives from Anishinàbe Odjìbikan who will provide us with a short presentation about the important work of their Indigenous Archaeological Field School.

All are welcome to attend without charge.

Date and Time

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
1:00 pm


Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch Auditorium

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